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Akitist May 15, 2009 08:55 AM

Any suggestions for a good but inexpensive one?

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    triggs73 RE: Akitist May 15, 2009 10:02 AM

    Segura Viudas...$8.99

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      Akitist RE: triggs73 May 16, 2009 07:26 AM

      Thanks. Gotta check these out.

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        Aaron RE: triggs73 May 16, 2009 06:43 PM

        Ugh...please no! Cristalino is so clunky.

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          triggs73 RE: Aaron May 17, 2009 09:27 AM

          ok ok...to each their own...someone else may like it.

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            Akitist RE: Aaron May 18, 2009 10:17 AM


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              Niki in Dayton RE: Akitist May 21, 2009 12:51 PM

              I don't find it particularly clunky, whatever that means. The basic Cristalino is a well made cheap sparkler and I prefer it to any domestic bubbly at the same price.

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                Eugene Park RE: Niki in Dayton May 21, 2009 03:22 PM

                I'll third that Cristalino is very cheap (the local grocery chains here often have them on sale for $5.50 per bottle or less if bought in qtys of 6) and very drinkable. Perfect bubbly to make mimosas in quantity for weekend brunches (or whenever you feel like a mimosa!!).

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                  Aaron RE: Niki in Dayton May 22, 2009 08:09 AM

                  Clunky=clumsy or unfocused. If I'm drinking a sparkler, I want it to be focused.
                  I agree with Eugene below that this wine is great for Mimosas...and that's what I mean...something to round out the rough edges...distract your palate.

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            Steve_K RE: Akitist May 16, 2009 07:24 PM

            I'll +1 on Segura Viudas

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              drumwine RE: Steve_K May 16, 2009 10:20 PM

              Mont Marcal Cava (Brut)...bubbles meet minerals....excellent

            2. georgempavlov RE: Akitist May 21, 2009 11:02 PM

              Pere Ventura

              1. jcoz23 RE: Akitist May 29, 2009 09:59 PM

                I guess depends what you call inexpensive... I like Segura Viudas Aria for around $10, but LOVE the Reserva Heredad in the pewter bottle for anywhere from $17-$20... Also Casteller makes a good brut as well as rose cava for $10-$13. My favorite for under $10 is Cristalino, have no idea what "clunky" means...

                1. jcoz23 RE: Akitist May 29, 2009 10:02 PM

                  oh sorry... guess "clunky" means "unfocused", I missed that... but still don't know what that means. I like Cristalino but I'm no expert!

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